Govt plans to boost wind benefits for communities
20 September 2012
Commenting on a Government consultation announced today (Thursday 20 September) on how communities can benefit from hosting on-shore wind farms, Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said:
"Two-thirds of the public already support on-shore wind - enabling local communities to share the benefits of windfarms will make them even more popular.
"But more must be done to encourage the development of community-owned turbines, so local people can reap all the rewards, including cheaper electricity and investment in local amenities.
"Appropriately-sited wind farms have a key role to play in tackling climate change, creating new jobs and reducing the nation's dependence on increasingly expensive fossil fuels."
Notes to editors:
1.DECC presser: Communities must see benefit from hosting wind farms - Davey.
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Last modified: Sep 2012